May 26, 2015


ISBN: 9781784551742
RRP: £ 7.99 / $ 13.99 / € 9.99
Pages: 249
Release Date: 29/05/2015
Genre: Women's Fiction
Jodie is frightened. Of her husband, Jack. He is a bully who controls her life, telling her what she should do; giving her daily chores and forbidding her from seeing her friends. He controls Jodie by verbal abuse but is not adverse to the use of physical, even sexual violence. Jodie realises that she is becoming more dependent on alcohol to help ease her mental stress as she tries to appease her husband. Their son, Christopher, CJ, is all too aware of his mother's situation, but he is occupied with his own problems with a bully at school and is too frightened of his father's wrath to ask for help. Tragically, it is a hit and run incident which opens up a path for them both to escape from their situations. Jodie discovers kindness and affection from a totally unexpected quarter and CJ finds the strength to fight back.
There are still numerous loose ends to be tidied up but mother and son can at last begin to feel that life can be good.

Jodie is in a loveless marriage where her bullying husband, Jack, controls her life with verbal and physical abuse. Her only solace and prop to help her through each day is alcohol and that also threatens to take control of her life.
Their son, CJ, suffers from bullying at school, but is too frightened to talk about it because he is more frightened of what his father's reaction would be.
Struck by Emma Coray relates how a tragic hit and run incident opens a way for them both to be free from their tormentors. Jodie discovers kindness and affection from an unexpected quarter and CJ finds a way to fight back.
But with all the twists of the plot the final outcome is never certain.

Emma Coray was born in Crantock, Cornwall and raised in Milton Keynes. She now lives in Qatar with her husband. Struck is her first novel.

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